The Wiggly Tooth

Laugh and Learn with Mrs. Thomas and her Kindergarten Class

Keeping Calm & Safe

We practice for certain emergencies at school – fire drill, earthquake drill and lock down drill. Students have practiced fire drills and earthquake drills already this year. We will practice our lock down drill tomorrow. In a fire drill, we want to be calm but quick. In an earthquake drill, we want to be calm but cautious. In a lock down drill, we want to be calm but aware. Today we went through the motions of the lock down drill, discussing what was happening. The same message was delivered for all drills – remain calm. We can make good choices when we remain calm and can think. If a dangerous animal (bear, cougar) or dangerous person was on the school grounds or in the community, we would remain calm and follow our plan to keep everyone safe. We practice our emergency plans so that everyone knows what to do and follows the directions calmly. During choices, Molly mapped out her plan if a bear was on our school field. She cleverly has us going upstairs to our big buddy class until the animal has safely left the school grounds. Once the bear leaves, we go outside to play.

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Pink Shirt Day

 

Students chose to wear pink to show their appreciation for their friends. It was a sea of pink around our school to celebrate our differences.

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Cool Kids In The Zone

 

Mrs. Marchi introduced our class to Pippa, Skipper, Dookie and Shasta. These animated characters help teach students key values such as respect, honesty, kindness, co-operation and empathy. The Cool Kids in the Zone Program is from The Canadian Safe School Network. Students watched a short video with these characters showing how to play outside. Students learned about respect and playing fair. While on the playground, its important to use your words and not your hands.

 

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Build-A-Whale

Is it important to care for your teeth? Yes! Based on the poor condition of teeth in this orca whale, it probably had a hard time eating. The lack of nutrition may have contributed to its death. Fortunate for us, we are able to learn from this whale belonging to the Strawberry Isle Research Society in Tofino. Students saw and felt the size of this magnificent creature up close. With the guidance from Mrs. Griffith’s class, students were able to walk around and observe the bones. They helped deconstruct the skeleton by gently taking off each bone. To learn more about the Strawberry Isle Research Society, click the link: http://strawberryisle.org/research/build-whale

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Science World

Did you know there are 3 easy steps to being a scientist?

Step 1: Observe. What do you notice?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2: Predict. What do you think will happen?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Test. Try your idea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa and Chelsey from Science World presented us with many opportunities to try our scientist skills. They made us think, wonder and think again as they dazzled us with many  experiments.

There was one experiment we tested in our own class – straw whistles. It worked! We followed the steps to make the whistles. For a low sound, the straw was kept long. For a high sound, the straw was cut short. Students packed their instruments home in their lunch kits today.

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BC Hydro – Power Safe

 

BC Hydro visited our school to remind students how to be safe around power and electricity. Hannah and Leem had pictures for student volunteers to look for the unsafe items inside and outside the home. Many students understood the importance of being power safe.

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